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MY BEST BIT OF BLING

ITDON’T MEANA THINGIFITAIN’T GO TTHAT BLING! 10 WOMEN SHOW US THEIR FAVOURITE MEDALS AND SHARE WHY THEY’RE SOSPECL

My first time

“This may not be my blingiest medal, but it’s very special as it marks the start of my marathon journey, when I discovered that I’m made of sterner stuff than I knew. I had been a full-time carer for my mum who had dementia and I ran the 2004 Loch Ness Marathon to stick two fingers up at this devastating disease. Little did I know that, 12 miles into the marathon, my ITB would seize up completely, forcing me to choose between pulling out or walk/staggering the remaining 14 miles, a distance I’d never even walked before. I walked, and so began my crusade to raise awareness about dementia. I’ve now completed 110 marathons and raised £50,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.”

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Coming up in the April issue of Women’s Running… Ramping up your mileage this spring? We’ve got everything you need in the April issue of Women’s Running, out now! Find the best running shoe for you with our first Women’s Running Shoe Guide, featuring 30 models tried and tested. If you’re marathon training, you’ll find part two of our 12-week training plans in this issue, taking you right up to race day. We’ve got an essential stretching routine to ease tired muscles, three gorgeous recipes to boost your health and energy, and tips on how to tackle long runs. Plus, we’ve got all the usual great gear reviews, inspiration and quick training advice.